Recent work: designing for the future

Colourful bracelet

Bracelet, 2006

Since 1987, Chang has lived and worked in Glasgow. Every piece of his work starts life as an idea, or several ideas, which are turned into a series of sketches. Occasionally, Chang’s final sketches show various colour combinations. If the piece is a commission, the coloured drawings are discussed with the client before the piece is started.

During production, the design might change and develop. Sometimes this is as a result of Chang’s ideas developing, and sometimes as a result of an accident which Chang calls ‘meaningful chance’. According to Chang, the object’s uniqueness is created by such events. Much of Chang’s work combines diverse imagery to produce something new.

Chang’s work is bought by collectors and museums all over the world, but is especially popular in Europe and America, where he has had numerous exhibitions.